I need Linux tools to simplify my life as a developer, and to connect effortlessly to remote Linux servers. I would like to install the Windows Subsystem for Linux (with Ubuntu distro) but my laptop is already struggling with the current apps. My system:
OS :Windows 10 Pro x
Version :9200 Manufacturer :HP Model :HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 Total Memory :System.Windows.Forms.Label, Text: 8072 MB Processor: Intel Core i7-6600U @ 2.60 Ghz (2 cores, 4 logical processors)
My problem is that I have so much stuff running in the background (installed by my laptop's administrators) that even with just:
- Sublime Text
- Chrome (4 tabs, not 40)
- Skype for Business
I'm already at 18% CPU occupation and 86% memory occupation.
Question: if I install Windows Subsystem for Linux as detailed here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10 will it consume further resources, even if I don't use it? Or will it consume them only when I open a bash shell?